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noun Statistics.

the standard deviation of a distribution of a sample statistic, especially when the mean is used as the statistic.

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Origin of standard error

First recorded in1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for standard error

standard error

noun

statistics the estimated standard deviation of a parameter, the value of which is not known exactly
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Scientific definitions for standard error

standard error

The standard deviations of the sample in a frequency distribution, obtained by dividing the standard deviation by the total number of cases in the frequency distribution.
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